What channel is the NASCAR race on today? What time does the NASCAR race start? These are the questions that plague race fans every Sunday,Â when each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be on either NBC or NBCSNÂ for the secondÂ half of the 2019 seasonÂ with differing start times.
As for Sunday’sÂ Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway, the Cup Series’ second visit to the track this seasonÂ and the fourthÂ race of the 2019Â playoffs,Â the channel that will broadcast the race is NBCSN. The start time for the race at DoverÂ is 2:30 p.m. ET.
The 2:30 p.m. ET start time for the DoverÂ race is only the thirdÂ of fiveÂ such start times for the Cup Series this season. As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series this weekend is on NBCSN for the 11thÂ time this year.Â As part of NBC’sÂ TV deal with NASCAR for the 2019 season, NBC wasÂ slated to show seven of the final 20 races of the season, with the other 13 scheduled to be shown on NBCSN.
Sunday’s race at Dover,Â which will consist of threeÂ stages (120Â laps, 120Â laps and 160Â laps),Â is the 31stÂ race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule (30thÂ when not counting the All-Star Race). There are seven races left this season, and there are three more races before the second cut-off pointÂ of the playoffs.
Dover is a one-mile, concrete oval that features 24-degree banking in the turns and nine-degree banking on the straights.Â This season marks the second time the fourth race ofÂ theÂ Cup Series playoffs will be held at Dover, whichÂ has participated in the playoffs since its inception in 2004.Â No non-playoff driver has ever won the playoff race at Dover.
Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch Sunday’sÂ NASCARÂ race at Dover.
Sunday’s 400-lapÂ race at DoverÂ will be the 11thÂ of 13Â races this season to be shown on NBCSN. The network’s broadcast crew consists of Rick Allen, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte in the booth, withÂ Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kelli Stavast and Parker KligermanÂ reporting fromÂ pit road.
In addition to the TV coverage on NBCSN, Sunday’s race at Dover is available via live stream throughÂ fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial.
Including Sunday’s race at Dover, only five NASCAR Cup races this season were scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. ET. The season-opening Daytona 500 and last week’s Roval raceÂ began at 2:30 p.m. ET, and after this weekend, twoÂ more playoff races (Kansas, Phoenix) will begin at the same time.
There have been 99 NASCAR Cup Series races at Dover, one race per year in 1969 and 1970, and two races per year since 1971. Among active drivers, Jimmie Johnson has the highest career driver rating (113.3) at Dover. He is followed by playoff drivers Chase Elliott (108.3) and Kyle Busch (104.6).
|Feb. 10||Advance Auto Parts Clash||Daytona International Speedway||Jimmie Johnson|
|Feb. 14||Gander RV Duel 1 at Daytona||Daytona International Speedway||Kevin Harvick|
|Feb. 14||Gander RV Duel 2 at Daytona||Daytona International Speedway||Joey Logano|
|Feb. 17||Daytona 500||Daytona International Speedway||Denny Hamlin|
|Feb. 24||Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500||Atlanta Motor Speedway||Brad Keselowski|
|March 3||Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||Joey Logano|
|March 10||TicketGuardian 500||ISM Raceway||Kyle Busch|
|March 17||AutoClub 400||Auto Club Speedway||Kyle Busch|
|March 24||STP 500||Martinsville Speedway||Brad Keselowski|
|March 31||O’Reilly Auto Parts 500||Texas Motor Speedway||Denny Hamlin|
|April 7||Food City 500||Bristol Motor Speedway||Kyle Busch|
|April 13||Toyota Owners 400||Richmond Raceway||Martin Truex Jr.|
|April 28||Geico 500||Talladega Speedway||Chase Elliott|
|May 5||Cup Series Race at Dover||Dover International Speedway||Martin Truex Jr.|
|May 11||Cup Series Race at Kansas||Kansas Speedway||Brad Keselowski|
|May 18||Monster Energy Open||Charlotte Motor Speedway||â|
|May 18||Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race||Charlotte Motor Speedway||Kyle Larson|
|May 26||Coca-Cola 600||Charlotte Motor Speedway||Martin Truex Jr.|
|June 2||Pocono 400||Pocono Raceway||Kyle Busch|
|June 10||FireKeepers Casino 400||Michigan International Speedway||Joey Logano|
|June 23||Toyota/Save Mart 350||Sonoma Raceway||Martin Truex Jr.|
|June 30||Camping World 400||Chicagoland Speedway||Alex Bowman|
|July 6||Coke Zero Sugar 400||Daytona International Speedway||Justin Haley|
|July 13||Quaker State 400||Kentucky Speedway||Kurt Busch|
|July 21||Foxwoods Resort Casino 301||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||Kevin Harvick|
|July 28||Gander Outdoors 400||Pocono Raceway||Denny Hamlin|
|Aug. 4||Go Bowling at The Glen||Watkins Glen International||Chase Elliott|
|Aug. 11||Consumers Energy 400||Michigan International Speedway||Kevin Harvick|
|Aug. 17||Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||Denny Hamlin|
|Sept. 1||Bojangles’ Southern 500||Darlington Raceway||Erik Jones|
|Sept. 8||Big Machine Vodka 400||Indianapolis Motor Speedway||Kevin Harvick|
|Sept. 15||South Point 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||Martin Truex Jr.|
|Sept. 21||Federated Auto Parts 400||Richmond Raceway||Martin Truex Jr.|
|Sept. 29||Bank of America ROVAL 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Coarse||Chase Elliott|
|Oct. 6||Cup Series Race at Dover||Dover International Speedway||2:30 p.m., NBCSN/fuboTV|
|Oct. 13||1000Bulbs.com 500||Talladega Superspeedway||2 p.m., NBC/fuboTV|
|Oct. 20||Hollywood Casino 400||Kansas Speedway||2:30 p.m., NBC/fuboTV|
|Oct. 27||First Data 500||Martinsville Speedway||3 p.m., NBCSN/fuboTV|
|Nov. 3||AAA Texas 500||Texas Motor Speedway||3 p.m., NBCSN/fuboTV|
|Nov. 10||Cup Series Race at ISM||ISM Raceway||2:30 p.m., NBC/fuboTV|
|Nov. 17||Ford EcoBoost 400||Homestead-Miami Speedway||3 p.m., NBC/fuboTV|